Labour Senator Ivana Bacik: ‘I wonder why Fianna Fáil privatised Aer Lingus in 2006. I wonder why Fianna Fáil got rid of the government’s controlling share.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway expressed reservations about the Aer Lingus sale. “Any sale of Aer Lingus would have significant implications f(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain’s competition regulator could end up playing a key role in International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) €1.36 billion bid to take over Ae(...)

Swinburne University, Melbourne

Arriving early for meetings one morning at the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, I took a stroll through the quadrangle at the c(...)

Pope Francis attends yesterday’s opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The prevailing mood among Catholics concerning the papacy of Pope Francis is one of uncertainty. Frequently, this is accompanied by anxiety – at the p(...)

Soldiers guard an area where a mass grave was found in Colonia las Parotas on the outskirts of Iguala, in Guerrero State. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters.

Missing students were likely among charred corpses found in mass graves in southwest Mexico and local security officials are suspected of conspiring w(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan moved last year to scrap an Irish legal provision which was used by Apple to minimise its tax burden.

The OECD has set out far-reaching plans to eliminate aggressive tax avoidance by big multinationals, an initiative which is likely to prompt changes t(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Kiev ‘envisages that the new parliament after the parliamentary election in Ukraine will change the legislation on non-alliance status’. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Ukraine’s political leaders expected the Ukrainian parliament to abandon the country’s no(...)

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A British army pensioner from Kildare attended his first National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin yesterday and thought it “immaculate”. Padd(...)

Massgoers leaving the Pro Cathedral in Dublin. “The institutional 
church will have to heal the many wounds it has inflicted on so many people in the past,” Msgr Lane said.

The Catholic Church in Ireland might look to how Fianna Fáil has reinvented itself when considering its own future, a leading Dublin priest has said.M(...)